Some 2069 customers are currently affected by a power cut this afternoon (June 10).
Properties in Broadstairs and St Peters, and reportedly some in Ramsgate, are among those affected.
UK Power Networks says it is investigating a fault on the electricity network, adding: “We became aware of this power cut at 16:00.
“Engineers in our control room have switched some customers power back on. To get everyone’s power back on we may need to attend to investigate and make repairs.”
It has not yet been confirmed whether the outage is connected to a reported fire at the substation in Minster’s Tothill Street.
Engineers are on site. UK Power Networks has remotely diverted electricity around the faulty part of the network, restoring power to 1712 properties. This leaves 357 properties affected by the underground network fault. The aim is to have power restored between 8pm-9pm.
UK Power Networks report power restored to all properties by 11.20pm.